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Steps from the beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Our home is a classic shingle-style beach house with tons of light, plenty of space, comfortable and classic furnishings and loaded with modern conveniences. The best part, however, is the location - just three houses from the water in a quiet safe neighborhood on a dead end road. Our beach is private and for the residents of our neighborhood, but since it is rarely occupied, you will likely have your very own private beach experience! The CT shoreline is full of beach alternatives, should you want variety; Hammonasset Park is a short stroll away. There is even a hiking/biking trail at the end of our street that leads to the Park if you are looking for more vigorous activity. Other activities popular to the region include hiking, biking, kayaking (3 included), paddle boarding, fishing, bird watching. The house has 3 kayaks, and 2 mountain bikes available for use.

The house has four bedrooms and an open loft, all fully furnished with all necessary linens. The master is a large room with water views, a new and super comfortable king sized bed, HDTV with cable access and a DVD player. On the same level is one bedroom with two twin beds and a second room with a full bed. The full bath is shared by these three bedrooms. A loft space above the family room offers additional sleeping for two on fold down couches. The lower level has a fourth bedroom with a full bed, and a sitting/play area with a double futon.

The kitchen is modern and comfortable for a group to gather and offers a breakfast bar for additional space. It is fully furnished and the stainless appliances are new. In the living room you will find space to relax. On cooler evenings, there is even a gas fireplace for your comfort. This is my personal favorite room to put my feet up and relax with the Sunday paper over coffee or to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. Lastly on the main floor is a den with lots of light and French doors leading to the large deck where you will find a gas grill and outdoor furniture for dining al-fresco on a nice summer night. The house has a ping pong table, Wi-Fi, a Wii, HDTV, and streaming video. The house is also equipped with full washer and dryer.

Please note that our home is intended as a family home, large parties over 6 guests will be charged an additional $100 per additional guest per week.

More Details

John Raudat
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About John Raudat

I'm available 24 hours a day by phone or text. My permanent residence is less than a mile away, so I can be on site on short notice.

John Raudat purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

Madison is a quaint New England town on the Long Island Sound which attracts a sophisticated mix of residents and visitors from all over the world. People are drawn to the town by its traditional New England feel coupled with breathtaking waterfront vistas. While downtown Madison is full of quaint shops and fine dining, nearby towns offer several alternatives - I’d be happy to be your guide to the shoreline while at the house! During the summer season, special events are plentiful and the quaint church greens and downtown areas come alive with concerts and other attractions. Additionally, Madison’s own R.J.Julia bookstore hosts an ongoing lecture series by world class authors while next door, in Branford, the Thimble Island Cruises take visitors past the summer cottages of the rich and famous, both past and present.

Madison is less than two hours from NYC and just slightly further from Boston. It is an ideal place to explore the beaches, shopping, fine dining, endless activities, in addition to the history of the CT shoreline. At our house, you can do it all!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Madison, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master with walk in closet, TV, DVD, cable.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Finished basement with private bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The master is a large room with water views, a new and super comfortable king sized bed, HDTV with cable access and a DVD player. On the same level are two additional bedrooms making this a perfect family or large group get away – one is outfitted with a full bed, the second with two twin beds. The loft space can be used as an additional sleeping space.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Steps from the beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews

Gorgeous home with plenty of space and a quick walk to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This home is incredible! It was exactly as advertised, with plenty of space and a quick walk to a private beach. The owners welcomed us with two bottles of wine, which was very thoughtful and generous, and the checkout was a breeze!

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I have so many good things to write about this property I don't know where to start! We rented the house to be close to our son's wedding. We had people staying with us so the four bedrooms were great. We had two mini events at the house - the flower preparation and after wedding brunch the next day. The house was amazing for both events. There are two large living areas, a great kitchen and dining room, so the first floor is very charming and functional. The kids could go in one area, and we could have a quiet living area for the adults.

The area is special. You can walk to a private beach in two minutes. If you want a hike or a bike ride, there is a great trail that goes right into Hammonasset State Park. Madison is a delightful town with several good restaurants and a charming Main Street.

Bedrooms were comfortable. John was easy to work with. Really, I can't say enough good things!

  • Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Close to beach, Close to town, great layout, lots of light filled rooms, well equipped for cooking and entertaining, sleeps a lot of people. John was a great host providing some nice extras for the holidays with a Christmas Tree and Poinsettia.

  • Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything worked out great.

  • 4 of 5

Everything worked out great.

  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and close to the beach. It was also close to the town of Madison and many fine restaurants.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartford, CT

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Location cannot be beat. You are a short walk from a very nice private beach, And at low tide, you can walk over to Hammonasett beach. You can bike over there at any time! The beach areas are great for any age. Young children can walk in shallow water and there is deeper water for adults. John has just about everything you need to make your stay great. Kayaks, paddle board, life vests, bikes for big and small and more. The house is fully stocked with towels and most everything you need in the kitchen. Some reviews have commented that the house is showing it's age and wear. While it could use some work, it was fine for our group of 10, ages two to sixty-two for our one-week stay.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tweed, New Haven
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Madison Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Madison Station. Travel to NYC or Boston
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Madison, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$225.57

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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